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Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Step by Step by John Paul Mueller

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Chapter 14. Creating custom entities

After completing the chapter, you’ll be able to

So far, this book has relied fully on automatic generation of all entity information. Yes, you’ve poked and prodded it a bit, but essentially, the examples have used whatever the Entity Framework provided. Unfortunately, despite advances in the way the Entity Framework works, there are still times when you need to create custom entities to address special application needs. The two most common times you’ll need to create special entities are

  • When updating data classes from an existing application to use the Entity Framework.

  • When you need better control over how ...

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